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Drawn from Darkness Audiobook

Drawn from Darkness: Hearts of Hays, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Hays, Kansas, 1897. Nellie, a devout Christian, meets Nicholas, a devout womanizer, and sparks fly when their two worlds collide. Nicholas, the rich son of a hotel's owner, can't control his attraction to Nellie, one of the hotel maids. Nicholas pursues, and Nellie retreats. Her own pristine reputation is endangered as a result of Nicholas' undisciplined actions. Nicholas finally pretends to join her world by requesting Bible lessons from her. This ruse may change his life forever. Yet danger surrounds them in the form of a jealous stepbrother.

©2015 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    Samantha 05-15-17
    Samantha 05-15-17

    This is an account I have with my husband. Some reviews are his some are mine.

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    "Clean Mystery Romance"
    What did you love best about Drawn from Darkness?

    My husband and I share the same account and this is one of my Reads. I liked that it was historical and clean and the cover drew me into the story. I like a happy ending and the mystery inside the novel, kept me wanting to hear what happened next.


    What other book might you compare Drawn from Darkness to and why?

    Sorry no idea about this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    These are hard to do without giving away the story so stop reading if you don't want a spoiler. I liked the way he got saved and come to know the Lord by reading with her and studying the Bible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    God's divine healing Romance and love the way He intended


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first book by Barbara Goss but I'm going to listen to some more soon. I love clean novels but those that are filled with Romance are my favorite. This was a great listen and I'm so happy that there are authors out there that put clean works out for us to listen too. Thanks Mrs. Goss

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    Zena 05-10-17
    Zena 05-10-17
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    "Told from the heart"

    The more I read or listen to this series, the more I'm loving the stories. Each one is different in its telling, the common factors are the town, the religious element and the love building between two people.
    Yet, to me it seems as if each is told from the heart and this is what I love.
    In this particular one we have Nellie and Nicholas falling in love, Nicholas' very jealous and crazy step brother, loving parents and step parents and very supportive friends.
    Then we have trust and a bit of a lack of communication between the two main characters and their rebuilding of their trust in this relationship.
    Shawn Zuzek has a vey interesting voice and uses it well in his narration of this tale giving us a great combination of story and the telling of it.
    I am quite happy to recommend this book and the audio version of it. It was really quite enjoyable.
    The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wanda crossett 05-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly loved this book."
    What did you love best about Drawn from Darkness?

    All of the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drawn from Darkness?

    It was totally a wonderful job. How Nickleus was willing to change his life to know Jesus.


    What about Shawn Zuzek’s performance did you like?

    He did a wonderful job.


    If you could rename Drawn from Darkness, what would you call it?

    This name suited this book , because Nickleus came out of the darkness to the light of the word.<br/>


    Any additional comments?

    Totally Great!

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    Dorothy Dooley 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    this book brought back memories of when I was learning about my Lord and Savior. Loved that is had verse's that might lead someone to see God's love. I think this book is definitely a must read. thank you Barbara for another Great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annabelle 07-18-17
    Annabelle 07-18-17 Member Since 2014

    Lover of books! Love to listen to a great audiobook.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'm still not sure. I want to like it, but as much as I love Barbara Goss' work, this one just didn't seem the same.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think the narrator would make a difference.


    What does Shawn Zuzek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I didn't care for Shawn's interpretation of the book. I'd like to hear him do something else to see if it is just this book or his performance in general.


    Was Drawn from Darkness worth the listening time?

    Read the first question.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Lafitte 06-25-17
    Jo Lafitte 06-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A MUST READ!"
    If you could sum up Drawn from Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Good always triumphs!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some bumps along the way to love....kept me wondering!


    Which character – as performed by Shawn Zuzek – was your favorite?

    Nicholas (the hero)


    Who was the most memorable character of Drawn from Darkness and why?

    Nicholas, I think. His original intent was to get closer to Nellie, but he ended up really enjoying the Bible lessons...and his life really turned around.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, a must read from Barbara Goss. Part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone.

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    Shrtip 06-20-17
    Shrtip 06-20-17
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    "A good clean story"

    This was a great story of finding God and telling others. This is a story of Nellie who was adopted ,meeting and falling in love. Nellie worked at a hotel in Hays and met Nickolas. All the stories are uplifting and good clean reads. I was given a copy for an honest review. I highly recommend.

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    Cindy Nipper 06-14-17
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    "Wonderful story of redemption!"

    I love this story! It's the first book of Barbara's that I've read! And now it in audio book!! I wish the pacing were a bit more like normal speech but it's still a great book! I am looking forward to going back and listening to the earlier books in this series! I'm so glad Barbara has moved into Audiobooks! I pray it leads to even more people being touched by the power of God!!

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    Karen M. 06-05-17
    Karen M. 06-05-17
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    "Sweet Christian Historical Romance"
    Any additional comments?

    Nellie is a devout Christian and fights her attraction for her boss Nicholas, who drinks heavily and associates with women of ill repute. She refuses to be friends with him because "we are judged by the company that we keep". When Nicholas realizes that he is falling for her, he will do anything to win her love. There will be plenty of obstacles along the way, with many outside forces working against them. Will they find happiness? Listen and find out!<br/><br/>Drawn From Darkness is Book 4 in the Hearts of Hays Series and can be listened to as a standalone. This was a wonderfully heartwarming story and I liked that Nellie stuck to her principles, even though her head and her heart were sometimes at odds with one another. Nicholas finally realized what was truly missing in his life. The narration was well done and kept me engaged as I listened. Drawn From Darkness was a very enjoyable listen and I would recommend it.<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

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    A.P.Reader 05-20-17
    A.P.Reader 05-20-17
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    "Love can change the direction of a life."

    What do you do when you think your life is full of fun and excitement but in reality, is spiraling out of control but you don't realize it until a woman comes and shows you a better way of life? The old life is tempting to keep, and the new way is difficult but is more fulfilling. What do you choose?

    Drawn from Darkness is the story of Nicholas and Nellie and their mutual quest to find what is really important in life. Nellie has the answers that Nicholas has been searching for his whole life and he could be the one she has been searching for. Together they battle temptation, past life pains and an outside force that could take it all away. Join this unconventional couple learns how to love and trust and see how opposites do attract in both are willing to respect and honor the other.

    Barbara Goss has another great story for the Hearts of Hay! I enjoyed it very much!


    This book was given for an honest review.

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